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So, as I’m sure most of you are aware, there is no lagers brewed at “The Captains Ale House”, so with a nod to the lager world I’m thinking about a cream ale. 

I have a few recipes that I’ve developed but to be honest I’m thinking maybe doing something like Ottos pils recipe using a cream ale yeast. 

Clearly Otto’s true Pils is sensational then all I’m doing is improving on his recipe. 

Must be pretty easy to improve on such a good recipe just by making it an ale? Surely?

Anyone brewed a cream ale before?

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I haven’t brewed one before but I do have one on the cards for when it warms up a bit.  

They look like a simple easy drinking lawnmower type beer. 

I follow the BCJP guidelines very loosely but I believe cream ales generally uses pale malt and flaked maize but if you want to use an awesome lager grain bill then go for it!! 

Good luck Captain!!

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Hi captain,

Notto low end of Temp range. 

Lager in keg under serving pressure for a month. 

I prefer Rice as an adjunct if your going down the adjunct path

Good luck. 

Cheers Dave. 

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Having brewed that recipe as an ale once I can categorically say that it does not improve it at all 😂

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1 minute ago, Koo wee brew said:

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Hey mate,

I love your enthusiasm but please do not swear on this thread. Think about the kids mate.  Young, new brewers might think that lagers are ok. 

Its truely the worst language anyone can speak given a tongue. 

Your response and advice doesn’t come unrewarded though. I think Noto at a lower temp is a great idea. It’ll drop clear and have really clear characteristics. 

Thanks for that.

Rice......... unsure I wanna make it that “sh!t tasting” ha ha think that might be pushing the limit from ale but hey, good suggestion and I’ll have a bit of a read about it!

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Just now, Otto Von Blotto said:

Having brewed that recipe as an ale once I can categorically say that it does not improve it at all 😂

Clearly tongue in cheek. But in all honesty I think your recipe is a really good base for a cream ale. I’ll research some more but yeah.

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That was the pommy bastard pilsner. Fermented with 1469 because I had the yeast ready to go and the ESB cube blew up. The pils was the only other wort I had ready. 

I think el capitano almost hates lagers more than Lusty hates Magnum. 😂

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11 hours ago, Otto Von Blotto said:

I think el capitano almost hates lagers more than Lusty hates Magnum. 😂

Nah, not anywhere near ha ha ha. 

 

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3 hours ago, The Captain!! said:

Thinking about this, so easy. 

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Looks good to me Captain!! 

I look forward to your extensive tasting notes. 

Beer Baron

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Cream ale is one beer I've always been fascinated in and is on my to brew list, somewhere down there.

 

I'd be seeking out the cream ale yeast to get it as close as possible to the originals. But it's not the yeast that is versatile enough to be used in several brews/styles so would not get multiple pitches... Unless I really liked cream ale and brewed it regularly!

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22 hours ago, joolbag said:

I'd be seeking out the cream ale yeast to get it as close as possible to the originals. But it's not the yeast that is versatile enough to be used in several brews/styles so would not get multiple pitches... Unless I really liked cream ale and brewed it regularly!

From everything I've been reading about cream ale its a style that is quite fresh and kinda lawnmowery. Meaning, its a beer you would want to brew over and over through the spring, summer months. Savouring that yeast.

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Good link @Koo wee brew Thanks mate. The more I read about it, the more parallels I draw between a Kölsch and a cream ale. Both are great spring and summer beers, very crowd pleasing, not overly malty, bitter or Hoppy but all must be in balance.

 

Kölsch is on my regular rotation, and the bonus is I like this yeast for my Berliner Weisse sours and have used it in Hoppy blonde ales too.

 

@The Captain!! have you brewed a Kölsch yet? It's wandering dangerously close to Lager territory

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8 hours ago, joolbag said:

 

@The Captain!! have you brewed a Kölsch yet? It's wandering dangerously close to Lager territory

Hey Joolbag, nah mate, never brewed one however I think I’d like to. 

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On ‎5‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 9:35 PM, therealthing691 said:

I had this today from Mr banks nice but strong 8% is a cream ale they say

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More a Double ipa I think but creamy all the same

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